Japan
traditional units of length

See also: traditional Japanese cloth measures.

Shakkan system

     

ri¹

as legally standardized in 1891

 

chō

36

           

36

1296

         

ken²

1 ²⁄3

60

2160

       

shaku

6

10

360

12,960

     

sun

10

60

100

3600

129,600

   

bu

10

100

600

1000

36,000

1,296,000

 

rin

10

100

1000

6000

10,000

360,000

12,960,000

10

100

1000

10,000

60,000

100,000

3,600,000

129,600,000

.0012
inch

0.012
inch

0.119
inch

1.1931
inches

11.9305
inches

1.9884
yards

3.3140
yards

119.3040
yards

2.4403
miles

0.030
mm

0.30
mm

3.03
mm

3.03
cm

30.30
cm

1.8181
m

3.030
m

109.0909
m

3.92727
km

1. The kai-ri, is equivalent to the British nautical mile.

2. In measuring depths at sea, the ken is referred to as a hiro.

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